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49ers sign UFL quarterback, but it’s not Daunte Culpepper

Josh McCown

The Hartford Colonials quarterback Josh McCown (12) carries the ball against the Omaha Nighthawks in Omaha, Neb., Friday, Sept. 24, 2010. With a roster full of NFL veterans such as Jeff Garcia and Ahman Green and an intriguing prospect named Maurice Clarett, the expansion Omaha Nighthawks of the United Football League have sold out their opener at 24,000-seat Rosenblatt Stadium. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)


Josh McCown is San Francisco’s new No. 3 quarterback, according to Matt Maiocco of

Last a member of the UFL’s Hartford Colonials, McCown has started 31 games in eight seasons in the NFL with four different teams. He was last with the Panthers in the NFL from 2008-2009.

The 49ers kicked the tires on Daunte Culpepper, but never came to an agreement. McCown is likely to make the team over a pair of undrafted quarterbacks. He isn’t likely to play for San Francisco, barring injuries to Alex Smith and Colin Kaepernick.